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Wed, Apr 24 6:22pm · No energy and total knee replacement in Joint Replacements

I experienced the same. I am 56, fit and high energy and 4 months post op but still kind of sluggish. There were days 3-6 weeks post op that naps were a must. Listen to your body as your healing and rest is important!

Tue, Apr 16 7:55am · Unable to sleep after TKR in Joint Replacements

I suffered from the same. Found that keeping on your pain meds as prescribed helps and pillow between your knees. Also, I took a couple naps during the day of which throws off your sleep schedule. Tried not to nap during the day but got to listen to your body…your healing and rest is important! Hope that helps as it does get better!

Mon, Apr 15 10:31pm · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Thank you for your kind words! Yes…on cancellation list but not promising. Just sit and wait with NO other options at this point. Just wish I would of had some kind of explanation from the world renown “Mayos Clinic” WHY they wouldn’t see me! My Grandparents and Parents saw them over the years for medical issues and were never rejected. My daughter did her internship in Occupational Health Therapy two years ago and couldn’t say enough about the Clinic….Me…got second thoughts….just sayin.

Mon, Apr 15 4:14pm · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome also known as RSD, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. This is not the reason for my poor ROM.

Mon, Apr 15 3:58pm · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

I am 4 months post op from TKR and extension is real good but only 70-80 degrees ROM! They won’t scope to remove scar tissue as there is other issues similar to CRPS keeping me from surgery. I have been tested negative for CRPS and they have their hands on the air on don’t know what I have. I tried to get into Mayos in Scottsdale and Rochester for testing both Orthopedic and Neurological….but got denied. I tried 3 other Ortho groups and have been denied. Can’t get into a specialist Ortho Doc till July 10th!! In the meantime I walk around like a peg legged 56 year old frustrated Nebraskan!!!

Tue, Mar 26 6:37am · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

I am a 56 year old male with my first TKR and am almost 4 month post op with only 90 degrees ROM. I have had a MUA 2 1/2 months ago and again, still no relief. I had a scar tissue issue 21 years ago after a ACL on the same knee, and my surgeon is saying that I am dealing with scar tissue this go around as well. My question is how your 2nd opinion surgeon determined that the wrong size hardware was installed and the procedure for that determination. Trying to find a surgeon for 2nd opinion around here is almost impossible. They will but not till after a 1 year anniversary from my TKR.

Wed, Mar 13 7:17am · Sleep! How are you doing? in Joint Replacements

i am 3 months post surgery and still healing but, but yes remember a few weeks 4-8 weeks out that i would sleep 12-14 hrs a day. For someone that only required 5-6 hrs of sleep prior to surgery. Your body is telling you something!

Tue, Mar 5 9:16am · Skiing/sports after TKR? in Joint Replacements

Boy Mike…You are a breath of fresh air!! I am 56 and had my first TKR 12 weeks ago. Still struggling with scare tissue but trucking forward! I have been skiing since i was 11 years old and a sport that is so dear to my heart…was afraid that I would never be able to ski again. Looking forward to checking out the realskiers.com site for advice on ski selection. Good Luck!